Gorgeous and delicate vintage Rhodium plated (brilliant silver) FILIGREE & RHINESTONE FIGURAL BUTTERFLY BROOCH PIN with colorful semi-precious rhinestones set in a delicate filigree setting. Exceptional condition!
The brilliant silver rhodium plating is over a base metal and the silver filigree on the front of this vintage brooch is delicately beaded, giving it an almost Victorian-inspired look. Sprinkled along the figural butterfly's wings are garnet and citrine crystal iridescent rhinestones. This beautiful vintage figural butterfly brooch pin is extremely detailed and well-crafted.
A brooch, also known in ancient times as a fibula; is a decorative jewelry item designed to be attached to garments, often to hold them closed. It is usually made of metal, often silver or gold but sometimes bronze or some other material. Brooches are frequently decorated with enamel or with gemstones and may be solely for ornament or fashion or sometimes serve a practical function as a fastening, perhaps for a cloak.
The c-clasp of this vintage silver brooch works smoothly and securely. Measures 2" wide (side to side) by 1-1/2" top to bottom. Weighs 0.6 ounces or 14 grams with no makers mark.